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Is this a thing? Really? 
21st-Oct-2009 02:27 pm
First there was the chicken poncho.

Now I see there is the hen sweater.

...is this a thing now, you guys? Is chicken knitting the hip new trend? Because feste_sylvain and tamidon have a whole bunch of chickens, and I need to know if I am expected to provide for them in my holiday knitting.

I mean, I'm making a cat sweater for Jack, but that's just because I'm mean and want to see him try to writhe his way out of it.
21st-Oct-2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
Nah, knitters just like making hilarious things for animals. I'll link you to some more blog posts about chicken knitting later. It's just goofy fun, though.
21st-Oct-2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
I may just make a poncho for the chicken who looks like Audrey Hepburn. If I am feeling bored and silly.
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21st-Oct-2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
It's less flipping insane at, say, age 10. Consider my baby sister's chicken wedding.
21st-Oct-2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
Could you knit with bacon? Because I'd wrap some chicken up in that. I don't know how cute they'd be, tho...
21st-Oct-2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
I am weaving a bacon corset and wearing it for Adam's birthday. Briefly.

Yes, there will be pictures.
21st-Oct-2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
I've read some crazy knitting things... someone who is knitting a coral reef, for example. Or this area where mad random knitters would go by and decorate trees with their knitting, like creating a collective tree-cozy. Those needles must inspire insane creativity.
21st-Oct-2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
Knitters are terribly silly. :)
21st-Oct-2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
There's a rescue chicken organization that asks for sweaters for their hens....


They save birds from corporate hen houses. Many of the birds have completely plucked out their feathers due to stress. I would guess that it keeps them warm, plus keeps them from plucking out any more feathers.

However, knitting a poncho for a perfectly ordinary chick seems a bit...much.
21st-Oct-2009 07:02 pm (UTC) - JACK
Jack eyes shadesong as she approaches with a freshly knitted sweater.

: Shadesong: Oh Jack you'll look so cute in it...

Jack: Yeah just try it lady, I know where you sleep.
21st-Oct-2009 10:04 pm (UTC) - Re: JACK
Jack would maybe try to run away, run headfirst into a wall and knock himself out and awake to find himself decorated. I've seen it happen.
21st-Oct-2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
I made a bee cape for a chihuahua... and an apple hat. *looking sideways* It wasn't my idea!!
21st-Oct-2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
Hens look so pretty all dressed up! (One of the funniest things on earth for about thirty seconds: watching a hen try to back out of a dress. After thirty seconds it's time to take pity on her.) Though we never knitted or crocheted for them, come to think of it...
21st-Oct-2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
not to be annoying. but there is actually a reason, and not just crazy chicken owner nonsense

as stated in the original links...when you have roosters they sometimes get attached to a hen and pluck her raw on her back while getting it on...this can lead to sores that can kill the bird, not to mention looking awful

We do not need sweaters as we do not have roosters, aggressive or otherwise
21st-Oct-2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, I was thinking crazy knitter nonsense. Knitters can be pretty wacky.

(Poor hens!)
21st-Oct-2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
Frank the Melted Rubber Chicken requires a cozy.
21st-Oct-2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
when I first saw this before looking at the pictures I thought you were refering to the ceramic/concrete fowl that people set out and change their dress for the weather/season! It didn't occur to me that people would do it to live animals LOL. Thanks for the laugh!
22nd-Oct-2009 02:25 am (UTC)
Good lord, I hope this isn't a euphemism for something.
23rd-Oct-2009 12:22 am (UTC)
If critters wanted to wear clothes, they would not have evolved fur and/or feathers.

Still- hee!
23rd-Oct-2009 10:58 am (UTC)
From my local newspaper:

23rd-Oct-2009 01:09 pm (UTC)
Yep, heard of that. :)
1st-Nov-2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
omg the chick-cozy is adorable.
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